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Hong Kong: Student Leaders’ Sentences Overturned

Expand Pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong, Alex Chow and Nathan Law outside the Court of Final Appeal before a verdict on their appeal in Hong Kong, February 6, 2018. © 2018 Reuters (New York) – Hong Kong’s highest court on February 6, 2018, overturned prison sentences imposed by a lower court on three student leaders for their role in a 2014 sit-in that triggered the pro-democracy Umbrella Movement, Human Rights Watch said today. The Court of Final Appeal reinstated a magistrate’s original sentences of already completed community service for Joshua Wong and Nathan Law, and a suspended prison…

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